Sirius XM NASCAR Radio's Sirius Speedway with Dave Moody has learned that Clint Bowyer is near agreement on a new, multi-year contract with Michael Waltrip Racing, with an announcement expected within the next 24-48 hours.
The multi-year deal is in the final stages of negotiation, with an official announcement expected this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.
UPDATE: Michael Waltrip issued a statement Friday afternoon, commenting on Sirius-Speedway.com's report that Clint Bowyer will join Michael Waltrip Racing in 2012. "I can confirm we have had very productive conversations with Clint and a quality sponsor," said Waltrip. "Today, however, we don’t have anything finalized and we’re not in a position to make any formal announcements. Our goal has never changed. Rob (Kauffman) and I want to continue to improve the competitiveness of our team and be a consistent winner at NASCAR’s highest level. Pursuing Chase-proven personnel, including drivers, has been a priority. As soon as we have more information to share, we will.”